by Steven Neil Moore
Joshua Arden moves to New York City to fulfill his dreams of climbing the corporate ladder and making a difference.
His dream job at Jonah International allows him to help those who cannot help themselves, to enable a difference and change. But behind the scenes, a greater power is at play. His CEO has been given orders to track a high-level asset that will mean the difference in winning an unknown war – one that is oblivious to most of mankind, but has been raging for centuries. Joshua is thrown into a world full of religious relics, advanced technology, unexplainable situations and epic confrontations.
Glorious Incorporated takes you on a journey of the hero of mankind; a simple young man who’s just looking for a nine-to-five job, but gains much more as he discovers his destiny as the new champion for the light.
This is your quintessential tale of good against evil. Corporation against the little people. About making the right choices. Josh and Harry are best friends, almost brothers. They move to New York to pursue their careers. Josh is hired by Jonah International and Harry by Alastar-McGlocklin, the two biggest conglomerates in the world. Each on opposite sides of the coin, both in pursuit of Artifacts.
This is not an action-packed story, and I actually set the book aside for several months before getting back to it. When I picked it back up, the more I read, the more I was drawn into the story. There were a few surprises which made me step back and re-think what I had previously surmised. I love it when a writer can make me do that.
There are quite a few characters, and most of them are fairly developed. I came to care for Josh and Harry, and I’m glad Kate received her just rewards. Kelan was probably the most complex character, as we weren’t really sure which side he was on. This is a type of story that makes you contemplative about your life choices. Are you for the light, or the darkness? And is there really redemption?
My only complaint, the book needs a good editor and the writing is somewhat stilted and written in too passive of a voice.
If you believe in angels and demons, heaven and hell, and the fight of good over evil, I would recommend this book. There is a sequel, and I’m interested to see what happens with Josh and Jonah International. I give my 4 feathers.